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Finder labels too subtle? Create garish folder icons instead

If you can no longer easily spot items with OS X's subtle dotted labels applied to them, here's a technique for making your folders far more noticeable.

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How to mount and manage non-native file systems in OS X with FUSE

If you've ever dreamed of using Linux's Ext3 file system or writing to NTFS formatted volumes, FUSE is for you.

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How to recover passwords with Keychain Access

You say a friend or relative lost the password to an old email account? Take these steps to recover it.

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How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

A reader's lost his coworkers and now would like to lose the calendars they created. Chris Breen shows him how.

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Bugs and Fixes: What's with Yosemite renaming shared computers?

Ted Landau describes an issue that has re-emerged in Yosemite: Your Mac mysteriously renames shared devices.

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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

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How to copy items between your Mac and iPad using AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 comes AirDrop support between Macs and iOS devices. Chris Breen shows how it works.

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How to copy items between your Mac and iPad using AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 comes AirDrop support between Macs and iOS devices. Chris Breen shows how it works.

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How to keep iCloud Keychain from adding old email accounts

Why, oh why, are old email accounts appearing in your recently updated Mac? Chris Breen explains.

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3 key things to know about Yosemite and security

Yosemite introduces some useful features that allows your Mac greater access to the Web. But how safe are they? Chuck La Tournous explains.

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How to command your Mac with your voice

Chris Breen shows you how to create a voice memo on your Mac just by saying "Record me."

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How to make the best use of Mail Drop

A reader needs a bit more information about the workings of Mail Drop. For the most part it's entirely seamless, but Chris Breen explains the few gotchas.

How to command your Mac with your voice

Chris Breen shows you how to create a voice memo on your Mac just by saying "Record me."

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What to do when iCloud Keychain fails to sync

A reader has updated to Yosemite but his iCloud Keychain passwords are missing from Safari. Chris Breen provides a solution.